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New Cycling August 1965 - Shimano advert

New Cycling August 1965 - Shimano advert main image

The picture of the derailleur in this advert is very indistinct - but my guess is that this is a different design from that in Shimano’s earlier adverts. I think that the word on the outer plate is ‘Shimano’ rather than ‘Sportsman’. I also think that the distinctive point has disappeared from the bottom of the pulley cage.

It’s notable that a number of 1960s Japanese derailleur adverts feature women cycling. It’s also a truth universally acknowledged that tartan is wretchedly under used in cycle clothing.


New Cycling August 1965 - Shimano advert main image

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Shimano 3.3.3. Wide black derailleur thumbnail


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